Ebony Coletu named a Nancy Weiss Malikiel Scholar for 2017

GSA member and winner of last year’s Boahen-Wilks Article Prize, Ebony Coletu, has been named a Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar for 2017. In a nation-wide search conducted by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Ebony was selected to be one of 10 Malkiel scholars. This award acknowledges and further supports Ebony’s work as a scholar…

Benjamin Lawrance is new Editor-in-Chief of ASR

The Executive Board of the African Studies Association has selected Benjamin N. Lawrance as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Africa Studies Review. Joining him as Editorial Board members are two other GSA members: Akosua Adomako Ampofo and Ben Talton. “Dr. Lawrance is a prize-winning historian of social justice who studies comparative historical and contemporary slavery,…

Kwame Essien launches book at Brazilian Embassy, Accra

Ambassador Laudemar Goncalves de Aguiar Neto, Charge d’Affaires, Brazilian Embassy in Ghana invited Professor Kwame Essien to launch his book Brazilian-African Diaspora in Ghana: The Tabom, Slavery, Dissonance of Memory, Identity, and Locating Home at the Brazilian Embassy in Accra, Ghana. The book is about ex-slaves from Brazil and how they resettled in Gã Mãŋ, Accra from the 1820s after…